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Support For Microsoft Internet Explorer Has Ended Today.

Some say that it’s about time. Rest in peace, Internet Explorer

As the day when travel agents were the primary source for booking airfares, lodging, rental cars, and cruises were waning, the Internet became the primary method over the years to access the official web sites of travel providers, as booking reservations basically became a do-it-yourself process using software known as browsers

Support For Microsoft Internet Explorer Has Ended Today.

…and over the years, support ceased on some Internet browsers — such as Netscape Navigator, for example, which was at one time the dominant browser but gradually lost its user share to Internet Explorer until it became defunct on Tuesday, July 15, 2003. After attaining a peak of approximately 95 percent usage share by 2003 — when Netscape Navigator ceased to exist — Internet Explorer was at that time the most widely used Internet web browser.

Internet Explorer — which is a product of Microsoft — became the latest casualty earlier today, Wednesday, June 15, 2022 after its introduction almost 27 years ago on Wednesday, August 16, 1995 and was replaced with Microsoft Edge, according to this official announcement for users of the Windows 10 operating system:

Support for Internet Explorer 11 has ended on June 15, 2022. If any site you visit needs Internet Explorer 11, you can reload it with Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge.

In addition to Microsoft Edge, browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari for Macintosh computers have edged Internet Explorer more towards useless, as well as the Android and iOS operating systems for smartphones — neither of which supported Internet Explorer.

Final Boarding Call

The last version of Internet Explorer is 11.

I rarely ever used Internet Explorer because I have primarily worked on computers and other electronic devices which were manufactured by Apple over the years — so this news of the official discontinuation of support for Internet Explorer is of no real loss to me, and I will not miss it.

No, the Internet web browser which is shown in the featured photograph at the top of this article is not Internet Explorer. Photograph ©2014 by Brian Cohen.

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